With as much media attention as has been given to the tragic consequences of bullying, one only has to read the comments section of online articles about bullying to really see that many adults still don’t fully comprehend the negative impact that bullying has on so many children every day. And unfortunately, there are many times that parents will be unaware of any bullying their child may be facing in their daily life. It doesn’t even matter where you live or who you are – there are bullies everywhere.
In order to fully grasp just how incredible bullying has gotten in the last few years, let’s take a look at some bullying statistics:
Because of bullying, 160,000 kids in the US stay home from school every day.
83% of bullying incidents receive no intervention and continue to happen.
Bullies are four times more likely to engage in criminal behavior as an adult and often develop suicidal thoughts.
Male bullying more often consists of verbal and physical abuse, whereas female bullies use verbal abuse and social bullying by spreading of rumors.
Only half of educators have received training on how to handle bullying situations.
In a 2007 report it showed that nearly 80% of students who experienced bullying stated that it occurred inside the school grounds.
Verbal assaults amongst children more often target appearances and behaviors rather than race or religious affiliations.
33.1% of middle and high school students surveyed agree or strongly agrees that teachers can stop bullying. And 2/3 of these students are not confident that they can get help from their teachers.
Approximately one out of ten Internet users aged 10-17 had been the victim of cyber bullying.
If you would like to learn more about bullying statistics, contact Simple Acts of Care and Kindness at 866-459-7225 or visit www.simpleacts.org for additional information.